02 July 2010

70 Days

Yes, it's been 70 days since my fall. I thought I would be much better by now, but nothing is ever that simple with me. I guess part of the problem was the doctor I was seeing. He wasn't aggressive enough with his treatment. I found he was always so unsure about what he was doing. And to top it off, he was an asshole. But that's a story for another day. I now have another doctor that was very quick to see and solve the problem. He listened to what I had to say and immediately went into action. It only took the new doctor 5 minutes to diagnose me with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. 5 minutes! He then called another doctor to discuss my condition and within minutes I was whisked away to another office for treatment. There were some ups and downs with my medication. I was told that if these medications didn't work I would have to get injections in my spine to block the nerves in my foot. My fingers are crossed that I won't have to do that. But I think things are finally starting to improve. I started physical therapy and that seems to be helping. It hurts like hell, but I know it has to be done. Hopefully I will be off of the crutches soon and able to start driving again. It's been so hard to get around. I have to depend on friends and family to drive me to and from appointments and work. I know it must be such a pain in the ass, but they are doing so without complaint. I will be forever grateful for their time and kindness. It's during times like these that you know who you can really count on. I'm thankful that I have these people in my life. You know who you are. Thanks! :0)

2 comments:

Make a Roux said...

So glad that you've found out what is going on with your foot. Is this issue something you've always had that was exacerbated by the fall?

Hang in there like that cheesy little cat from the 1970s posters!

Nyk* said...

I didn't have any problems until the fall. Just got back from therapy and I am in so much pain. But the good news is, the therapist said I'm doing so much better. Yay!!!